DMA'S - MTV Unplugged (Live In Melbourne) - Album Art

DMA’S
MTV UNPLUGGED (LIVE IN MELBOURNE)
(Out Friday 14 June through I OH YOU)

“It will go down as one of their most iconic performances ever.” – MTV

DMA’S’ latest album For Now saw the Sydney trio’s fan base swell with a rush of new devotees. It earned three ARIA Award nominations for Best Group, Best Rock Album and Best Independent Release, while their growing status saw it reach #7 on the Australian ARIA Album Chart and #13 on the Official Album Chart in the UK – their highest UK chart position to date.

Now, the band is set to release their MTV Unplugged (Live In Melbourne) album on Friday 14 June – available to pre-order here. Having only recently launched in Australia for the first time, the DMA’S MTV Unplugged recording saw the trio become one of the first Australian bands to play the iconic program. It’s a format steeped in history, following classic sets from Nirvana, Oasis, R.E.M. and many more.

“It was the most fun I’ve had in a while, just rearranging the songs and hearing them in a different light,” says Johnny Took. “To be able to do this is a bit of a dream come true.”

Renowned for their anthemic energy, MTV Unplugged (Live In Melbourne) finds DMA’S stripping their songbook back to basics. Focusing on acoustic guitar, piano, violin and cello, these new arrangements unveil fresh new perspectives on the songs – honing in on the poignancy of the band’s lyrics, and their classic songwriting.

The set makes an immediate statement with ‘Feels Like 37’, which substitutes its rush of spiky melody with a more reflective atmosphere. Numerous fan favourites such as ‘Step Up The Morphine’, ‘In The Air’ and ‘Lay Down’ resonate in their new form, while the album also features their previously unreleased, violin-driven take on the Madonna classic ‘Beautiful Stranger’.

MTV Unplugged (Live In Melbourne) has today been launched with the emotionally-charged acoustic version of ‘The End’. This represents DMA’S’ first live performance of the song, which has since become a staple of their live sets. The original studio version was recently added to Radio X’s daytime list and to Absolute Radio’s B-list.

DMA’S are Johnny Took, Tommy O’Dell and Matt Mason. Forming in Sydney, they debuted with their self-titled EP in 2015 featuring their breakout hit ‘Delete’. Their full-length debut Hills End was their domestic breakthrough full-length, debuting with an impressive top 10 ARIA Chart position and becoming a Brit Certified Breakthrough Album, while the follow-up For Now expanded their profile across the globe.

Having previously played shows with Liam Gallagher and The Kooks, DMA’S are currently in the UK kicking of a run of headline shows across the UK and Europe, wrapping up with sets at a number of key festivals.

MTV Unplugged (Live In Melbourne) tracklist:

  1. ‘Feels Like 37’
  2. ‘Lay Down’
  3. ‘Time & Money’
  4. ‘Emily Whyte’
  5. ‘In The Air’
  6. ‘Warsaw’
  7. ‘Beautiful Stranger’
  8. ‘The End’
  9. ‘Lazy Love’
  10. ‘In The Moment’
  11. ‘Health’
  12. ‘Step Up The Morphine’
  13. ‘Delete’
  14. ‘Do I Need You Now?’

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Fri 19 Apr | BAD Friday | Marrickville, NSW
Fri 26 Apr | Groovin’ The Moo | Wayville, SA 
Sat 27 Apr | Groovin’ The Moo | Maitland, NSW 
Sun 28 Apr | Groovin’ The Moo | Canberra, ACT 
Sat 4 May | Groovin’ The Moo | Bendigo, VIC 
Sun 5 May | Groovin’ The Moo | Townsville, QLD 

INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES: 

Tue 9 Apr | Usher Hall | Edinburgh, UK | SOLD OUT!
Wed 10 Apr | O2 Academy | Newcastle, UK | SOLD OUT!
Thu 12 Apr | Liverpool University – Mountford Hall | Liverpool, UK | SOLD OUT!
Fri 13 Apr | Rock City | Nottingham, UK | SOLD OUT!
Sat 14 Apr | The Great Hall | Cardiff, UK
Fri 14 Jun | Isle of Wight Festival | Isle of Wight, UK
Sat 15 Jun | Heaton Park | Manchester, UK | with Courteeners
Sun 16 Jun | Malahide Castle | Dublin, IRL | with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Mon 17 Jun | Limelight 1 | Belfast, IRL
Sat 13 Jul | TRNSMT Festival | Glasgow, UK
Sun 14 Jul | Citadel Festival | London, UK

DMA’S – MTV UNPLUGGED (LIVE IN MELBOURNE)
OUT FRIDAY 14 JUNE VIA I OH YOU
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

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